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Problem with fontrendering

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Problem with fontrendering

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:48 pm
Hi,

for a month I have a problem with the rendering of my fonts.
Immediately after booting the computer everything is fine, but after a while the fonts begin to look weird.

here is a screenshot
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My OS is Archlinux and my KDE version is 4.9.3

it would be great, if someone had an idea


thanks
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Re: Problem with fontrendering

Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:10 am
Are only KDE applications affected? What about non-KDE applications?


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Re: Problem with fontrendering

Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:16 am
Thanks for your reply

Well, I can't exactly say, which application is based on KDe and which is not.

For example Firefox and Thunderbird are affected, I think, they are no native KDE apps, but well integrated.
On th other hand, Opera shows a gtk surface on my system and is not affected by the problem.

Kate and dolphin also don't seem to have any problems, but when I shonw the fonts in the KDE system settings, they look as awful as in Firefox.
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Re: Problem with fontrendering

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:23 am
Does removing ~/.fontconfig/ after this issue occurs have any impact upon the issue? (Application restarts will be required).

Also, are already running applications affected by this in any way - or just newly started applications?


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Re: Problem with fontrendering

Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:55 pm
Hi bcooksley thanks for your answer

unfortunatuley removing ~/.fontconfig does not help

The Problem also appears in running applications, but only when the Text changes. For example loading an new page in Firefox or scrolling throug text.
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Re: Problem with fontrendering

Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:16 am
I have a similar problem which is not really reproducable reliably. But when it happens, it looks exactly like on your screenshot. I'm also using arch linux. The error does not seem to be related to KDE at all. Maybe something is broken in the arch land?

I have a nvidia graphics card with the blob driver, what do you use?


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Re: Problem with fontrendering

Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:40 am
You should post to https://bbs.archlinux.org/ if you haven't already.

Did you update your font configuration when you updated fontconfig? See https://www.archlinux.org/news/fontconf ... -required/

Does it happen with a new user?


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